Teach Your Child to Write Their Name
The thought of teaching your child to begin writing their name is a pretty exciting one. And it is. However, you should completely understand that it can also be a challenging one. In most cases, kids who have already begun scribbling and doodling are those ready to take it to the next level. If your child is already in this age bracket, then it is a good time for you to start the name writing teaching process. Below you will find some tips on when and how to teach your child to write their name.
If you have seen your child doodling and scribbling away on paper several times already, then it may already be a good time to nudge him/her towards writing his/her name. You don’t have to worry too much if he/she doesn’t get it right the first few times, as they are just starting to make sense of all the lines and curves the alphabet letters have.
In addition, being a toddler means that they are already in the mimicry age. Children at this age bracket have the tendency to repeat words that they commonly hear, one of which is their name. Associating their name with how it is spelled is a good way to start.
Some of the best tools that you can use are letter magnets. Children love to play with these, so you can take advantage of that fact. Set them down on the table and arrange them according to how your child’s name is spelled. Allow him/her to study the arrangement and then rumble them up. Ask your child to arrange them properly. Keep doing this until he/she gets it right.
Once they’ve mastered the letter magnet spelling activity, you can now proceed to having your child “draw” the letters on paper. Of course, you should give him/her all the help and assistance you can. Hold his/hand while guiding it when writing the letters. After several tries, allow your child to do it on his/her own.